RNAi can be a powerful tool, says Keith Robison, but bad papers are still out there because the methodologies were not completely refined. At Omics! Omics!, he rounds up two papers that analyze RNAi data. One focuses on noise and the other take looks at genome-wide data.

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NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.